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Ohio Arts Council job opportunity

Ohio Arts Council Seeking Additional Public Information Officer

The Ohio Arts Council is seeking a talented communications professional with experience in event and project management as well as photography and videography to join its operations and public affairs team.

For more information, to view the full job posting, and to apply, visit

The chosen candidate will plan, manage, and execute a variety of special events, ranging from the agency’s annual arts awards luncheon to statewide conferences. Tasks may include drafting marketing plans, designing promotional materials, arranging logistics, taking event photo or video, editing written materials, coordinating with vendors, and performing other duties as assigned. He or she may also become involved in planning other events, such as board meetings, grant panel meetings, or monthly professional development webinars.

In addition, the chosen candidate will act as the Ohio Arts Council’s primary staffer responsible for photography and videography, particularly as it impacts the agency’s virtual presence via its website and social media platforms.

Lastly, the chosen candidate will be expected to demonstrate versatility in written communications, writing for a variety of audiences (e.g., the general public, arts administrators, elected officials) on a variety of platforms (e.g., social media, web copy, blog posts).

Completion of undergraduate core program in journalism or communication; 6 mos. exp. in public multi-media techniques & relations in field of journalism or communication; valid driver's license. -Or 30 mos. exp. in field of journalism or communication dealing in public multi-media techniques & relations, public speaking, news writing, reporting & editing or technical report translation & communication dealing in public meetings; valid driver's license. -Or 12 mos. exp. as Public Information Specialist, 64420; valid driver's license. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of public relations; journalism (e.g., newswriting, reporting & editing); communication (e.g., multi-media techniques); budgeting; supervisory principles/techniques*; management*. Skill in typing or word processing. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific action; prepare & deliver speeches to specialized audiences & general public; use proper research methods in gathering data; write &/or edit articles for publication; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public.

(*Developed after employment.)

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